That wasn't necessary. The diarist asked a reasonable question, and deserves a reasonable answer. And that answer is, McCain isn't going to win New York. This poll is very likely an outlier, and we'd need a lot more solid evidence before we should even give this a second thought.
They couldn't come out and say "oh she doesn't want it, but she'll do it if Obama makes her"
Why not? She wouldn't have been the only one to say something similar. The fact is, none of us know what happened or didn't happen behind the scenes. All we have to go on is what's been reported, and all the reports are remarkably similar - Hillary Clinton wasn't seriously considered or vetted.
If it's true, it's a strategic blunder IMHO, but it's also water under the bridge. Nothing to be done about it now. Let's focus on winning this thing.
This is fucking disgraceful, that's what this is, pardon my French. I can't stand Republicans, and crap like this is exactly why. It just boggles the mind that they see nothing wrong with victimizing people who have already been thrown out of their homes, as if that wasn't enough of a trauma.
I'd encourage everyone to pass this along to the MSM and make sure it gets covered.
What glee are you talking about? Are you going to point us toward some phenomenon that shows Clinton supporters are enthusiastically predicting another 4 years of pain and suffering at the hands of John McCain, or are you just making this up?
Incredible. You have no real interest in seeing Hillary destroy Palin - what you really want is to be able to blame Hillary Clinton if Obama loses.
This is the same crap we've been hearing for moths from hand wringers like you - Hillary, will never release her delegates, she'll never endorse Obama, she'll try to steal the nomination at the convention, she's actually Emperor Palpatine in a pantsuit, blah blah blah.
Obama knows what he's doing much better than you do, thank goodness. Hillary is out there campaigning for Obama, and if you think she isn't doing exactly what he wants her to do, you're just nuts. Obama is smart enough to know that attacking Palin right now would likely have a disastrous backlash, and Hillary knows it too. Joe Biden will bury Palin in the debate, and she'll never recover.
Obama knows that he needs to keep the focus on McCain and his policies, and that's exactly what he's doing.
The problem here isn't Jerome's "concern", it yours.